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structural iron

noun
1.
iron shaped for use in construction.
Origin of structural iron
1890-1895
First recorded in 1890-95
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  • Manufacturing interests are large, consisting mainly of structural iron, mill machinery, engines and various kinds of bent-wood.

  • Mill machinery and structural iron is shipped in large quantities to Europe, South America, and other foreign lands.

  • The products comprise boiler and armor plates, beams and structural iron of various kinds.

    Homestead Arthur G. Burgoyne
  • Some of the latter have become also great manufacturing centres of structural iron and steel.

    Commercial Geography

    Jacques W. Redway
  • The output includes arms, heavy and light ordnance, and about every kind of structural iron and steel used.

    Commercial Geography

    Jacques W. Redway
  • Say, I was sittin' there as easy and graceful as if I'd been made of structural iron and reinforced concrete.

    The House of Torchy Sewell Ford
  • Perhaps it was a huge stone to be moved, or a piece of structural iron, or a heavy rail to be torn up.

    Quiet Talks on Service

    S. D. Gordon
  • Previous to his very recent contact with the West, he never knew what structural iron and machinery were.

    The Syrian Christ Abraham Mitrie Rihbany

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